Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction by Lois Mai Chan,Athena Salaba

By Lois Mai Chan,Athena Salaba

The fourth variation of the past due Lois Mai Chan's vintage Cataloging and Classification covers the research and illustration of tools utilized in describing, organizing, and offering entry to assets made to be had in or via libraries. because the final version released in 2007, there were dramatic adjustments in cataloging platforms from the Library of Congress. the main extraordinary being the shift from AACR2 to source Description and entry (RDA) because the new usual constructed by way of the Library of Congress. With assistance from the coauthor, Athena Salaba, this article is changed all through to comply to the hot standard.

Retaining the general define of the former version, this article offers the essence of library cataloging and class by way of 3 uncomplicated capabilities: descriptive cataloging, topic entry, and class. inside this framework, all chapters were rewritten to include the alterations that experience happened in the course of the period among the 3rd and fourth variations. In each one half, the ancient improvement and underlying rules of the retrieval mechanism at factor are taken care of first, simply because those are thought of necessary to an knowing of cataloging and class. dialogue and examples of provisions within the criteria and instruments are then provided so one can illustrate the operations lined in every one chapter.

Divided into 5 parts—a common evaluate; list construction and constitution, encoding codecs, and metadata documents; RDA; topic entry and regulated vocabularies; and the association of library resources—each a part of the booklet starts off with a listing of the factors and instruments utilized in the training and processing of that a part of the cataloging checklist coated, through advised historical past readings chosen to aid the reader achieve an summary of the topic to be awarded. This ebook is the traditional textual content for the educating and figuring out of cataloging and classification.

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